Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was given red carpet welcome

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 10:49 GMT, Jan 5, 2016 |

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was welcomed by President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the Presidential Secretariat today Tuesday.

The Pakistani Premier was given red carpet welcome.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was also present at the event.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena warmly received the Prime Minister on arrival at the Presidential Palace.  Begum Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif and members of Prime Minister’s entourage accompanied him.
At the outset of the welcome ceremony, national anthems of the two countries were played.  A smartly turned out contingent of Sri Lanka army presented salute to the visiting Prime Minister. Guns salute was also presented to the Prime Minster. Traditional dance was also part of the welcome ceremony.